Oven Roasted Coffee Molasses Pork Chops Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on December 15, 2014

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If you love pork chops but can’t stand it when they get all dried out – try oven roasting them.

Roasting is my secret weapon for luscious food, whether it be large cuts of meat, vegetables, or in this case – pork chops. I’m sure there is some scientific reason why roasting makes food taste so good but right now I am less concerned with science than I am about getting dinner on the table!

I start these pork chops in the morning making a marinade of leftover coffee, molasses and a few other ingredients and letting the chops sit in the fridge all day. Then when I get home from work, it’s just a matter of giving the chops a quick sear on the stove, roasting them for about 6 minutes in the oven, and turning the marinade into a delicious sauce. Easy peasy!

Oven Roasted Coffee Molasses Pork Chops Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup strong coffee, cooled
½ cup Wholesome! Organic Molasses
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, finely grated
4 (8 ounces, 1 inch thick each) pork chops
Kosher salt
Black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable or grapeseed oil

Directions

Combine the coffee, molasses, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and ginger. Pour into a food storage bag. Add the pork chops and refrigerate for 8-10 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove the chops from the marinade and pat dry. Season generously with salt and pepper. Pour the marinade into a sauce pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until you have about ½ cup of sauce, about 10 minutes.

Heat the oil in an oven proof skillet over high heat until very hot. Sear the pork chops for 2-3 minutes or until browned, flip the chops and place the skillet in the oven. Roast for 6 minutes or until the chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees on an instant read thermometer. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the sauce.

Servings:

Serves 4

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Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations December 17, 2014 at 9:07 am

We LOVE pork chops and I can’t wait to try these! I’m putting them on my menu this week :)

-Cassidy

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